Creativity Resources


Go deeper with these resources for educators, families, students, home schoolers, and museum professionals. Plus, learn more about why we believe creativity is so critical.

CMA Resources

Teaching art or teaching to think like an artist?, TEDxColumbus Talk with CMA’s Executive Assistant Director and Director of Learning and Experience Cindy Foley

Research and Evaluation

Web Resources




Recommended Reading on Creativity

  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative,Austin Kleon
  • Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility, Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2009.
  • Making Thinking Visible, Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2011.
  • Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, Ken Robinson, Capstone, West Sussex, 2001.
  • Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People,Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY; 2001.
  • “Creating Creative Minds,” Robert J. Sternberg, and Todd I. Lubart, Phi Delta Kappan, v72 n8 p608-14 Apr 1991.
  • Encouraging Creativity in Art Lessons, George Szekely, Teachers College Press, New York, 1988.
  • The Global Achievement Gap: Why even our best schools don’t teach the new survival skills our children need- and what we can do about it, Tony Wagner, Basic Books, NY, NY; 2008.

Project Pivot was a highly experimental four-year program examining the intersection between formal and informal learning environments, bringing together high school academic teachers and CMA teaching artists to develop an emergent curriculum with a group of high school students. Students, teachers, teaching artists, and visiting artists work together to develop ideas, conduct research, and translate their creative thinking into interactive and socially-driven performance art. Read more: Project Pivot Report.

Project Pivot was generously funded by the Ingram-White Castle Foundation and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

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